Catch two free virtual screenings of Memphis-made films April 18 and 20

On Location: Memphis and the Memphis Music Banq are hosting two upcoming virtual film screenings and discussions on April 18 and April 20 as part of their Making of Film series.

The series gives audiences a chance to watch local films then listen to and interact with the filmmakers, cast, crew, and music creators as they share the story of how the film was made.

Both events are free and open to the public, but audience members must register for virtual tickets. The screenings will take place through Zoom.

“Who is Gatsby Randolph?” will screen Saturday, April 18 at 8 p.m. Registration and information can be found here.

In “Who is Gatsby Randolph?,” Memphis native Kobie "Gatsby" Randolph tells the tale of how he cracked the Hollywood Code to become a legend among the stars.

"Clubbin'” will screen Monday, April 20 at 6:00 p.m. Registration and information can be found here.

“Clubbin’” was written and directed by locals Clarence Scott Jr. and Victoria “VA” Jones. Starring John Miller and Byron Allen, the film chronicles a night of mishaps for lead characters James and Cooper.

"What drives me to create is my desire to tell captivating stories," said Clarence Scott Jr. "I’m most proud of our team putting this project together in spite of several obstacles and setbacks. We’re still learning the filmmaking process as we go."

"My hope is that people are able to laugh and enjoy the body of work produced," he said of his hope for the screening.

The Gatsby screening is sponsored by On Location: Memphis. "Clubbin'" is sponsored by the Memphis Music Banq as part of its MMB Mixers events, which focus on creating opportunities for personal and business connections between local filmmakers and local music creators.

“The Memphis film community will be stronger as it embraces its fellow music creators,” said Angela Green, founder of MMB.

“The film community needs music and the music community needs music placement. Why not build an economic ecosystem that can feed each other … [and] rise together,” she continued.

The MMB is an online music licensing platform for music creators in Tennessee. It was developed by On Location: Memphis to educate creators on licensing, protecting and preparing content, and revenue streams. The platform includes music that can be licensed for television, film, web videos, radio, corporate messaging, and more.

On Location: Memphis is a nonprofit whose mission is to educate members of the film, music, and arts community and stimulate related economic development. The organization hosts film and music related events including its largest annual event, Location: Memphis Music and Film Festival. The festival features regional, national, and international films.

“The Memphis Music Banq is the bridge between the film and music communities. It meets the needs of both communities, so they are positioned for success,” said Green.

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Cole Bradley is a native Memphian and graduate of the University of Memphis. Cole's worked locally as a researcher and community engagement strategist and began contributing to High Ground in Jan 2017.